Title: Project Manager Length: 6 months++ Location: New York, NYC Candidate will work an 8 hour work day Mon- Fri but starting time will be between 7 and 8 am due to the team being geographically dispersed. Candidate must be flexible; a self-starter experienced with global teams, and must have excellent communication skills. PM work skills a must, PMP certified is nice to have. Data experience is necessary as is IT knowledge and experience.
Manager expects that within the Deals space, the focus of this position will be technical projects, delivering Strategic Data interfaces (SDI’s), covering the process from Requirements through to delivery. This will require the ability to work with multiple groups who are geographically dispersed. Manager expects that within the Economics space, the projects are likely to be Content Related, and increasing the coverage they currently have in their database. There will need to be a clear plan, a closely tracked budget, with regular status updates. An opportunity exists for a Project Manager within Investment & Advisory Content Project Management team. The objective of this role is to: Share management of the Economics & Deals portfolio of projects Manage any associated project / program budget Deliver owned Economics & Deals projects on time, to budget and meeting the business specifications Communicate project status, milestones and dependencies Ensure adherence to Thomson Reuter’s project process Job Description – Duties and Responsibilities Define, document and execute several large-scale global projects, actively participating in all phases of the project. Provide direction to other project managers within the program as needed Work closely with Deals Content Specialist Lead and Economics Strategist to ensure that in-flight and pipeline projects continue to meet strategic requirements Work closely with Finance and HR to ensure synchronicity for budgets, and to effect synergy savings Complete weekly reports and GPO monthly reports, as well as ad-hoc project and program review materials Maintain program risk radar and escalate as appropriate to ensure the success and delivery of the program Create project plans and schedules and track progress against plans. Establish project milestones that reflect realization of agreed business benefits within timeframe and budget. Identify and track milestones, deliverables, risks, issues, changes and dependencies within the schedule. Responsible for project risk management. Identify, assess, manage and minimize project risks to successful project completion. Responsible for project change control. Ensure the appropriate solution or budget is presented so that projected business benefits are realised. Ensure revisions to the project are agreed from stakeholders and full impact of changes is understood by stakeholders. Work with stakeholder(s) to ensure successful completion of all project deliverables. Ensure all groups are aware of project scope, their responsibility for delivering projects and milestones. Ensure the right resources are available at the right time with the right skills. Monitor and report status from each deliverable group to all relevant parties. Highlight divergence from scope and adjust where necessary. Gain commitments to ensure corrective actions are taken if costs, timescales or resources deviate from agreed tolerances. Ensure compliance with Thomson Reuters Project Process. Maintain project library including all key project documentation. Perform other assignments as requested by manager. Job Specification - Experience and Knowledge: A minimum of five plus year’s project management experience or an equivalent combination of project management experience, business experience and education in the financial services business. Experience managing geographically distributed and multi-disciplinary project teams required. Experience of managing project or program budgets Experience managing business projects with risk management, extensive project reporting and project management tools experience required. Experience creating complete detailed plans for complex projects. Experience in technical development projects within the financial services industry is desirable Strong network with divisions, channel, operations & technology groups. Bachelors Degree required. PMP Certification suggested. Job Specification - Skills: Must be capable of managing several global projects simultaneously in a dynamic environment. Excellent leadership and team building skills. Knowledge of Thomson Reuters commercial and product architecture and technology strategy. Proven implementation skills. Experience with Thomson Reuters project management process desirable. Very strong interpersonal skills particularly motivational, negotiation, listening, judgement, analytic ability, and conflict management skills. Excellent organization, verbal and written communication skills to explain project goals and inspire support. Strong presentation skills. Extensive use of Microsoft office and project planning tools. QUALIFYING QUESTIONS – Q1. How many years of Project Management Experience do you have? Q2. Have you led multi-disciplinary projects across geographically distributed locations? Q3. Do you have project management experience in the financial services industry? Q4. Do you have experience of managing several complex projects simultaneously, or have experience managing a program of projects? Q5. 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